11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + train:  10​h 45​min
1
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Toyooka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Asago
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Himeji
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Kobe
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Osaka
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, classes, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, don't miss a visit to Arashiyama, look for gifts at Fuuka-Kimono, and look for all kinds of wild species at Yase Momiji no Komichi.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kyoto route maker .

Singapore, Singapore to Kyoto is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Kyoto is 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Kyoto hover around 13°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Toyooka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Asahiyaki
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fuuka-Kimono ©
Fuuka-Kimono
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

1
night
Toyooka

Toyooka ©
A vacation in Toyooka lets you explore the UNESCO Global Geopark that completely surrounds the small town, notable for its scenic islands, rock formations, caves, and sand dunes.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Kinosaki Marine World, then get to know the fascinating history of Street of Kinosaki Onsen, and finally stroll around Genbudo Park.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Toyooka tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Toyooka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Kyoto in December, you will find days in Toyooka are little chillier (9°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Asago.

Things to do in Toyooka

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Baths
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Kinosaki Marine World ©
Kinosaki Marine World
Street of Kinosaki Onsen ©
Street of Kinosaki Onsen
Onsen Resorts

1
night
Asago

Asago ©
Asago is a city located in northern Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.The modern city of Asago was established on April 1, 2005, from the merger of the former town of Asago absorbing the towns of Ikuno, Santō and Wadayama (all from Asago District).As of April 30, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 31,248, with 12,355 households, and a population density of 82.52 persons per km². Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): make a trip to Ikuno Ginzan, head outdoors with Ritsuun Gorge, and then steep yourself in history at Takeda Castle Ruins.

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Traveling by car from Toyooka to Asago takes an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Himeji.

Things to do in Asago

Outdoors Historic Sites
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Takeda Castle Ruins ©
Takeda Castle Ruins

1
night
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
On the 18th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, then get in on the family fun at Taiyo Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nagoyama Reien Busharito.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Himeji trip builder app .

Getting from Asago to Himeji by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Asago in December: highs in Himeji hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kobe.

Things to do in Himeji

Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Taiyo Park ©
Taiyo Park
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Nagoyama Reien Busharito ©
Nagoyama Reien Busharito

1
night
Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
On the 19th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arima Onsen, take in nature's colorful creations at Kobe Oji Zoo, then take in panoramic vistas at Kobe Port Tower, and finally take a stroll through Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown).

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kobe online tour builder .

Kobe is just a stone's throw from Himeji. December in Kobe sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks Baths Spas
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Arima Onsen ©
Arima Onsen
Kobe Oji Zoo ©
Kobe Oji Zoo
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)

3
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
On the 20th (Fri), wander the streets of Dotonbori and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and then have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Osaka day trip planning site .

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kobe. In December, daytime highs in Osaka are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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